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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 18, 1800 Discussion of Soldiers Assisting with Harper's Ferry Canal Construction James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Responds to request to use soldiers to build canal for the armory at Harper's Ferry.
March 17, 1800 Ore near the armory at Harper's Ferry James McHenry Henry Lee Tries to reassure General Lee that he is attending to current business with all his power. Mentions the presence of ore near the armory at Harper's Ferry, stressing that it must belong exclusively to the United States.
February 23, 1799 Rachel Hunter to Harpers Ferry David Hunter Samuel Hodgdon Hunter's wife Rachel is to receive a portion his pay for the month of February and proceed immediately to Harpers Ferry. That sum should be enough to defray her expenses and Hodgdon is asked to instruct her as to the most economical and expeditious mode of travel.
November 8, 1798 Inventory of materials sent to Harper's Ferry Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Encloses inventory of tools and materials sent to Harper's Ferry, along with the expenses of delivering them.
June 30, 1798 Cover Letter for Recommendation Joseph Nourse Samuel Hodgdon Cover letter recommends of Col. John Bull as Superintendent at Harpers Ferry.
October 7, 1798 Concerning stationary and tools for Harper's Ferry John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Inquires upon why he has not yet received a response to his request for stationary and tools to be forwarded to Harper's Ferry. Also mentions finances and accounts.
April 3, 1799 Notification of Shipment of Files for Harper's Ferry James McHenry John Harris Notification of incoming shipment of files, and order for them to be forwarded to Harper's Ferry.
December 4, 1798 The Business at Harpers Ferry Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry In order to get the business at Harpers Ferry moving, it is necessary to get the tools to begin the work. An inventory of wanted tools is enclosed.
October 20, 1800 Estimate of Metal in Stock at the Harper's Ferry Armory Unknown Author [not available] Estimate of stock of iron, steel, at Harpers Ferry. Valued at $7570.
May 6, 1800 Asks about the Possibility of Purchasing Potts & Lee property in Harper's Ferry Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Refers to purchase of property from Potts and Lee near Harper's Ferry.
January 16, 1792 Powder to Cooper's Ferry John Stagg William Knox Enclosed is a return of the powder forwarded from New York to Cooper's Ferry.
November 27, 1798 Proposed Canal at Harpers Ferry Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon believes that the canal at Harpers Ferry should be supplied with water from the Potomac River.
November 3, 1798 Delivery of English Steel James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver English (or Crawley's) steel to Harper's Ferry.
November 1800 Estimate of Expenditures at the Public Works at Harper's Ferry Samuel Annin [not available] List of one month of expenses related to materials and employment at Harper's Ferry.
May 10, 1799 Receipt for transportation of bar iron from Philadelphia to Harper's Ferry John Glendining [not available] Receipt for transportation of bar iron to Harper's Ferry. Payment in full made to John Glendining by Samuel Hodgdon.
August 2, 1799 Request to Deliver Fire Engine for Harper’s Ferry, Virginia James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of a fire engine for use at Harper's Ferry Virginia, presumably for the armory there.
March 11, 1800 Recommends Harper's Ferry as Location for National Cannon Foundry Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Responds to inquiry about site for a cannon foundry. Suggests Harper's Ferry as the most central location. Hopes to add his name to the recommendation forwarded to the President.
March 4, 1800 Establishment of a foundry near Harper's Ferry James McHenry Thomas Johnson Writes that no decision has been reached on the establishment of a foundry in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry for the manufacture of muskets and cannon.
January 18, 1799 [Receipt for transportation of goods from Philadelphia to Harper's Ferry.] United States John Allison Receipt for transportation of goods from Philadelphia to Harper's Ferry.
October 5, 1798 Armorer's Tools to be Sent to Harpers Ferry Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Holt Hodgdon emphasizes the urgency with the armorer's tools currently in use at Holt's post must be sent to Harpers Ferry.
January 30, 1801 Removal of Public Stores to Harpers Ferry Samuel Dexter Samuel Annin Letter, directs removal of public stores to Harper's Ferry.
November 2, 1798 Clothing for West Point & Materials for Harpers Ferry Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon inquires about the clothing intended for West Point and materials and tools procured for the post at Harpers Ferry.
October 7, 1800 Disbursements of Captain Thomas Beatly at Harper's Ferry James Miller William Simmons Letter, enclose abstracts of disbursements made by Captain Thomas Beatly at Harper's Ferry.
November 4, 1799 Colonel Parker's Encampment in Harper's Ferry Tobias Lear George Washington Lear reports on Colonel Parker's camp at Harper's Ferry. There was some concern that there was not enough lumber to build huts to house the regiment, but the area purchased by the US had sufficient trees for lumber.
July 2, 1799 Additional expenses at Harper's Ferry James McHenry William Simmons Asks War Department accountant to entrust John Mackey - paymaster and store keeper at Harper's Ferry - with additional funds necessary for expenses, including travel.